Virtual Moving History – Bernie Whitebear: A Modern Warrior

Sun Jun. 13, 2021: 4.30pm PT

This program will be streamed LIVE on our Facebook Live page. Chat with the MIPoPS audiovisual archivists on FB throughout the stream!

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Series - Moving History

Bernie Whitebear

💐 9/27/1937 – 7/16/2000 💐

Kurt Feldhun’s documentary on Bernie Whitebear, beloved Native American community organizer, features archival interviews and clips of Whitebear and some of his legion of friends, collaborators, and family, including Vi Hilbert, Joe DeLaCruz, Janet McCloud, and others. The film traces his story briskly from childhood, to the 1970 American Indian occupation of Fort Lawton, his contributions to the establishment of the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center and the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, and finally his own meditations on mortality during his cancer treatment.


This recording is available through Seattle Municipal Archives’ Seattle Channel digital collection.

Additional reading:

No one helped more Indians in need in the last century than Bernie Whitebear.” – Vine Deloria, Jr., Native author

About [Virtual] Moving History

2nd & 4th Sundays, 4:30–5:30pm PT

MIPoPS is a nonprofit whose mission is to assist archives, libraries, and other organizations with the conversion of analog video recordings to digital formats according to archival best practices.

In order to adhere to social distancing best practices, MIPoPS is proud to partner with the Northwest Film Forum to bring you a weekly series of archival videotape documenting a diverse history in Seattle. Featuring a variety of material and topics, this series will curate a set of clips each second and fourth Sunday of the month to provide comic relief, local histories, music, poetry, and stage performance recordings, and much more.

MIPoPS hopes this series will educate and entertain viewers during this time of uncertainty and isolation.



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1515 12th Ave,

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